Yonghyun (John) Kim (PhD '08) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Alabama.
While at UMBC, Dr. Kim worked in Mark Marten's lab focusing on development of a better understanding of autophagy using proteomic analysis in filamentous fungi. After graduation, Dr. Kim did a postdoc in Korea before joining the faculty in the Chemical Engineering Department at the U of Alabama. His current research is in the area of translational medicine, specifically bioprocessing expansion of cancer stem cells. Dr. Kim's research is accelerating, and he has mentored a number of students at BS, MS and PHD levels.